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(Historical Terms) the German name for the Palatinate


(pəˈlæt nˌeɪt, -ɪt)

1. the. German, Pfalz. either of two historic regions of Germany that constituted an electorate of the Holy Roman Empire: one (Lower Palatinate or Rhine Palatinate) is now part of Rhineland-Palatinate, and the other (Upper Palatinate) is now part of Bavaria.
2. a native or inhabitant of the Palatinate.
3. (l.c.) the territory under a palatine.
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Noun1.Pfalz - a territory in southwestern Germany formerly ruled by the counts palatinePfalz - a territory in southwestern Germany formerly ruled by the counts palatine
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
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The white wine was buried with a Roman nobleman in the Pfalz region of Germany and remained there until 1867 when it was discovered during excavation work.
This one's a lovely off-dry fresh white from Germany's Pfalz region from a grape you more usually expect to see growing in Italy or France.
The warm summer days and cool nights, typical of the Pfalz region, provide just the right conditions to produce a grape with the right balance of ripe fruit flavours and acidity.